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IFA Donates Care Packages to Front Line NHS Key Workers

Posted by admin at 12:35 on 29 Jul 2020


In ongoing support of the fight against coronavirus, The International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) has implemented a series of measures for communities most impacted by the crisis. The IFA has collectively donated more than five thousand (5,000) masks, hygiene products and hand sanitisers to frontline healthcare workers in the UK serving the most vulnerable striving to curb the pandemic i.e. Ealing Hospital, Hillingdon Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital and local hospices as well as our own UK members.

In addition, at the start of the pandemic the IFA donated masks to our China and Hong Kong members and friends via our schools affected by the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. “I hope the supplies reach where they are needed as soon as possible, so that people who are suffering the disease could feel the concern from the IFA. Although we may geographically be oceans apart we stand side-by-side to fight the virus” Pauline Allen, IFA CEO.

Last month the IFA donated a further 300 care packages to key frontline workers at Clay Ponds Rehabilitation Hospital, which is local to our West London Head Office. Clayponds is receiving patients from St Thomas, St George’s and St Mary’s hospital Paddington who are suffering from long term covid. They have over 200 key workers including nurses, doctors, carers and not forgetting cleaners that are in lockdown stationed there. Away from family and friends we wanted to make sure they felt cared for and so put together care packages which include masks, hand sanitisers, comfort blends, soaps, face masks, essential oil diffusers, hydrosols inhalers, magazines and some well-deserved munchies to enjoy. These care packages were provided completely free of charge. 

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We would like to thank:

For their contribution of oils, blends, organic face masks, essential oils and hydrosols to our project, your assistance is very much appreciated by the IFA and those that it helps.

We are proud to say we have now gifted thousands of care packages to NHS trusts and have provided wellbeing support packages to doctors and nurses working on the front line. In order to ensure we make the biggest difference possible we have also supported our local community and donated products to various London Borough NHS trusts. We are now working on some plans for the future and will be looker to support further afield when we can. 

Pauline Allen, CEO of the IFA, commented:        
At the IFA we feel a strong sense of responsibility to support relief efforts for the most vulnerable during this unprecedented crisis. The frontline healthcare workers and key staff are doing an incredible job looking after the sick and providing essential services to communities. We feel honoured to be able to provide them with hand sanitisers and key hygiene products. We whole heartedly believe in the spirit of community and are proud to contribute to the needs of our heroic NHS and HSE staff.”

For more information

If you would like to learn more about the charity work of the IFA please click here and for information about our ongoing campaign for aromatherapy to be more recognised and utilised within the NHS to improve the care available and reduce the pressure on staff click here.